Kimberley’s Elks Hall, which was completely shut down last week after it was found that the social hall’s roof trusses were failing, is now partially re-opened.
The hall has been stabilized with temporary beams until the roof trusses can be replaced and the ceiling has been secured, says Elks member Jori Adank.
The lounge re-opened on Tuesday and will be open for a few weeks while the engineering and planning is done for the hall rebuild. But unfortunately, Adank says, the lounge will have to be closed again during the actual construction period, which will likely last three to four weeks.
Groups who use the social hall on a regular basis, such as the Community Band and the Food Bank Bingo have found temporary homes.
The Food Bank Bingo has relocated to the All Saints Anglican Church Hall and the bingo is on as usual next Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Keep an eye on the Elks Facebook page for updates as construction proceeds.